The hills are a vivid purple with the heather in flower at this time of year. An August walk in the Pentlands is punctuated with the blooms of the old-fashioned hill grasses and herbs. Look carefully for tasty wild blaeberries to pick and lucky white heather!

On the farm, the sheep are gathered. The first of the lambs off to market and wool is packed off to Galashiels for grading and sale.


Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 1st - 16th & 23rd - 31st August 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 31st August 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 16th & 23rd - 31st August 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st August 2019

What's on around Edinburgh in August?

Edinburgh comes alive with street performances, pop up bars, cafés and venues. Both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Edinburgh International Festival run along side each other offering entertainment from opera and orchestra to dance, comedy, and circus!

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks



Edinburgh Art Festival | until the 25th August 2019

Edinburgh Festival Fringe | 2nd - 26th August 2019

Edinburgh Foodies Festival | TBC

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | 2nd - 24th August 2019

Edinburgh International Festival : Including the Finale Fireworks Concert, not to be missed! | 2nd - 26th August 2019

Edinburgh International Book Festival | 10th - 26th August 2019

Festival Fireworks Concert | TBC

Midstock Festival | TBC



A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Palace of Holyrood | throughout August 2019

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | throughout August 2019

Jupiter Artland | throughout August 2019


Foodie finds & dining events

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

Summer Evening Gatherings at Cafe Party : Jupiter Artland | TBC

The Free Company : Summer series | TBC


Edinburgh Festival Wheel

From the beginning of August the iconic red and white ferris wheel returns to Princes Street Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh. Get a different view of Edinburgh from 42m in the air!



Tough Mudder 5k Edinburgh | TBC

Musselburgh Racecourse : Family Day | 9th August 2019


Scottish Ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club |(with callers for beginners) every Tuesday

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

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